Personal Trainer

Program Information

The San Jacinto College personal trainer program utilizes a curriculum that is nationally recognized.

At San Jacinto College, you can depend on classes that get you the results for which you are looking. Our professional instructors have the experience and knowledge needed to teach and motivate students who are seeking a healthy life-style and want to help others do the same. Many of those with personal trainer certifications do not have a business plan or adequate skills to work with clients. Our program provides hands-on training and education for students looking to become personal trainers through the study of scientific principles, methodologies and research applied to exercise and fitness. They also gain experience in marketing, health promotion and current business practices from those working in the industry. Upon completion of the program requirements, students earn a certificate of technology credential and are thoroughly prepared to take a nationally recognized personal trainer certification exam.

Program Outcomes

The personal trainer certificate program:

  • Builds a strong background in the areas of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, healthy lifestyle, safety, psychology and health promotion.
  • Develops a strong business model through offering information about best practices, professional ethics, marketing, record keeping and communication.
  • Prepares students to take any of the nationally-recognized certification exams.

Job Outlook

Projected 13 percent increase in jobs through the year 2022

As baby boomers age, jobs for fitness trainers and instructors are expected to rise in fitness centers.

Obesity in young people and general overall health issues are causing a need for more fitness trainers.

Classes such as yoga and pilates are expected to continue to increase due to older adults wanting relief from stress, arthritis and other health issues.

Business and government are recognizing the benefits for employees to be active, with more incentives being offered to join gyms.

Earning Potential

Personal trainers can earn an average $20.62 / hour1

Learn From Top-Rated Instructors

We know that you have choices when it comes to personal trainer certification programs, so why choose San Jacinto College? We offer the very best hands-on approach to becoming a personal trainer. We have the latest in industry equipment and our instructors are leaders in their fields. Finding what works for you means that you need a place where you can receive personal instruction in the knowledge and skills to become a successful personal trainer. We are that place!

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Personal Trainer?

Do you have a passion for fitness?

Do you enjoy learning about exercise?

Can you motivate others?

Do you have customer service skills?

Are you a good listener?

Do you have problem solving skills?

Are you a good communicator?

Campus(es)

South Campus

For more information, contact 281-922-3425

Important Documents:

Student Profile

Approximate Costs & Fees

Process for Enrollment in the Personal Trainer Program:

  1. Apply to and be accepted to San Jacinto College (if not currently enrolled).
  2. Complete and return the Student Profile form (ensure email address and telephone number are correct).
  3. A representative from the Personal Trainer program will contact you prior to fall registration and advise on the correct courses to register for. 

 

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